Miller & Tuttle Win On Mother's Day
Florida Junior Tour (Girls 13-18)
- Country Club of Winter Haven
- Yardage and Rating: Girls’ 13-18 - 5,871 yds. 74.0/127
- Round One: Morning showers led to cloudy skies and light breeze Round Two: Mostly cloudy skies with a light breeze
WINTER HAVEN – Final round red numbers from Lauren Miller and Karoline Tuttle earned both girls victories. Miller, in the 16-18 division, prevailed after a one hole sudden-death playoff to be crowned Champion.
Girls' 16-18 Division
A packed leaderboard and two-way tie for the lead between Izzy Pellot and Nicole Cee resulted after round one. Pellott and Cee tied for the early lead at one under-par while five players sat tied for third heading into the final round. Lauren Miller, previous FJT winner from Niceville, overcame a three stroke deficit and sudden death playoff to claim first place. Miller picked up momentum in her final nine holes making four birdies for an impressive final round 69 and one under-par 143 finish. Auston Kim, of Saint Augustine, carded rounds of 73-70 to tie Miller for the lead. The duo entered a sudden death playoff where Miller sealed her victory on the first playoff hole, number 10, with a par! Auston Kim, previous FJT winner, finished second while 2017 Girls’ Junior Champion, Latanna Stone, rounded out the top three, one stroke behind, at 73-71—144.
Girls' 13-15 Division
Karoline Tuttle, who has finished second twice in FJT events this year, went wire-to-wire to earn her first win in 2018. Tuttle played consistent golf with rounds of 72-71—143 for a two stroke victory. The only under-par total in the 13-15 division was achieved by Tuttle! Juliana Camargo overcame a 76 in round one with a 69 second round to claim second place with a 145 (+1) total. Three final rounds in the red determined the top three finishers with Ellen Dong in third place after rounds of 75-71—146.